Our Safe Place

Anxiety can feel like an enemy we’re trying to escape. David was well acquainted with being chased down by his enemy. We know he fled from Saul (1 Samuel 19:1–12) and from Absalom (2 Samuel 15:13–23). He describes God as a “refuge,” “strong tower,” and place of shelter. When anxiety rushes in, we can run to our safe place. In earthquake-prone areas, students have earthquake drills and are instructed to get under their desks or a sturdy table because that is the safest place they can be. A mild earthquake will still shake the world around you. Books, pencils, maybe even a light fixture might fall, but you are covered by your desk. Things may seem like they are falling all around us, but God is our safe place when they do.